Glossier Moonstone Haloscope ($22.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a translucent, dewy base with very fine, opal micro-pearl. It didn’t seem to be white-based, just veering on translucent-to-clear, so it yielded a glossy, wet-look on the skin with subtle pearl. It would work well for someone who has no desire to add color or depth to their look or used to pat over another highlighter to add glossiness without altering the underlying color.
The consistency was more balm-like with moderate slip and some tackiness, and while it never dried down, it wasn’t prone to moving around and migrating throughout the day–it stayed in place well for eight hours and only then did I start seeing very slight migration downward but it didn’t cause my foundation to break down prematurely. I liked using fingertips to lightly dab and pat the product into place and then used the side of my fingertip to gently diffuse the edge if necessary, and I didn’t have any trouble with it lifting up my base products.
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$22.00/0.19 oz. - $115.79 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to give a "hydrated, dewy finish" with an "otherworldly sheen that's never dry, never glittery." First, it's important to note that this product is not marketed as an intense, metallic highlight, and second, the other key takeaway is the use of the word "dewy." It's a luminous, pearlescent highlighter that is cream-based and has some tackiness on the skin, which helped it adhere and stay in place better without destroying base products (like foundation) over time while maintaining a true, dewy finish. Despite the tackiness, it felt very lightweight and worked well on bare skin or on top of foundation (even heavier, matte foundations). If you love glowing, lit-from-within and want some pearl and sheen, this formula just might work out for you.
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Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Mica, Silica, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis(Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Moonstone Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).